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Garlic Island celebrates bicentennial

10:37 PM, Nov. 21, 2013
Randy Domer (left) of the Winnebago County Historical Society is joined by Richard Mason (center) and Richard Keene (right) of Neenah to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the arrival of British Troops on Garlic Island. A flag raising of both the American flag and British flag was accompanied by a commemorative address on Nov. 14 on Garlic Island.
Randy Domer (left) of the Winnebago County Historical Society is joined by Richard Mason (center) and Richard Keene (right) of Neenah to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the arrival of British Troops on Garlic Island. A flag raising of both the American flag and British flag was accompanied by a commemorative address on Nov. 14 on Garlic Island.
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The date was Nov. 14, 1813. British Colonel Robert Dickson arrived on Lake Winnebago's Garlic Island, and established an encampment with his group of 27 fighting men. Dickson's goal as an "Indian Agent" for the British in the War of 1812 was to recruit the support of Native Americans against the Americans in the battle that basically was over the fur trade. Dickson's goal was to use gifts and merchandise to gain support with tribes located in the corridor from Green Bay to Prairie du Chien.

Weather conditions prevented this group from completing their travel to Prairie du Chien that cold ...

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